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IATSE-PAC Raises Over $13,000 at Mid-Winter Meeting; Hawaii Trip Contest Winner Announced

IATSE General Board Endorses Obama 2nd Term

ATLANTA, Jan. 31 – The IATSE Political Action Committee raised over $13,000 at an event held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel tonight during the IA’s Mid-Winter General Executive Board Meeting.  The reception was attended by officers and representatives of the Alliance as well as local union officers and representatives from all regions of the United States and Canada.  The Board meeting is being hosted in by Locals 479, 600, 700, 800, 834, 859, 927, USA 829.

Also during the afternoon session of the meeting, the raffle drawing for the PAC’s contest for a trip to Hawaii was held and the winner was announced.  The winner, Alan Rowe, is the Safety and Training Director for Los Angeles Local 728.  Although Alan was not present at the meeting, International President Matthew D. Loeb commended him for his monthly commitment to the IATSE-PAC.

President Loeb also expressed his thanks to New Jersey Local 21. Brother Mike Stas, President of the Local, presented the IATSE-PAC with contributions collected from his members totaling $1,135.00.

President Loeb emphasized the importance of the PAC to the International.  He said, “The IA PAC is one of the strongest weapons we have against the anti-worker forces that are mounting as we head into the November elections.  All of our members have to stay politically involved and participate to give us greater voice in Washington and protect our best interests.”

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 160,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live events, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

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